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South Carolina - The Palmetto State

 

Originally part of the Province of Carolina, the state was first settled by English immigrants, mostly from Barbados. The colony was originally named in honor King Charles I (Carolus being Latin for Charles). Parts of Carolina -- mostly the coastal areas -- were colonized earlier by Spain, but, battles between the Spanish and the Native Americans caused the Spanish people to retreat to southward. The Province of South Carolina was the first of the 13 colonies that declared independence from the British Crown during the American Revolution. South Carolina later became the first state to vote to secede from the Union preceding the Civil War, on December 20, 1860.

The state prospered from the fertility of the Low Country and the harbors, such as
Charleston. Settlements spread, and trade in deerskin, lumber, and beef thrived. Rice cultivation was developed on a large scale with the help of skills and techniques of slaves imported from rice-growing regions of Africa.

From Table Rock in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, to the wide sandy beaches of the  coastline, clear waters of Lake Jocassee, to the cobblestone streets of historic Charleston
, there is much to see and do in the Palmetto State.

 

 

Kathy R. Weiser
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Welcome to South Carolina Legends

Articles:

American Revolution

American Revolution Timeline

Initial Battles For Independence

Civil War Battles

Colonial Era Indian Wars

Confederate States of America

Early American History

Charleston - The "Holy City"

Fort Moultrie - Tracing our Coastal Defenses

Fort Sumter - Beginning the Civil War

Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor

Lavinia Fisher - First Female Serial Killer?

Pirates - Renegades of the Sea

The Proprietary Colonies

The Spanish Explore America

South Carolina Photo Prints

South Carolina Slideshow (See Below)

 

 

Flags at Fort Sumpter, South Carolina

Flags at Fort Sumter, by Carol Highsmith.

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South Carolina FlagAsked by the Revolutionary Council of Safety in the fall of 1775 to design a flag for the use of South Carolina troops, Col. William Moultrie chose a blue which matched the color of their uniforms and a crescent which reproduced the silver emblem worn on the front of their caps. The palmetto tree was added later to represent Moultrie's heroic defense of the palmetto-log fort on Sullivan's Island against the attack of the British fleet on June 28, 1776.

 

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